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By Less_Always, 7 weeks ago, In English

Hi everyone,

This is just a request for people who create contests.

Mostly we have editorials for the contests which are nicely written :) , but sometimes maybe making a video tutorial for the same may help the users more, as it helps in proper visualization of the thinking of the person who created the problem and the one with the solution.

I know that there are many streams happening now , many great coders who themselves have taken the resolution of making the videos in youtube and all, but ( again this is on personal note ) my thoughts are to create a specific tab ( if possible and is worth it ) in codeforces (maybe a VIDEOS tab) which will have the relevant video tutorials for anyone who wish to do so for every contest happening on this platform. One may post the video tutorials/links of youtube as well. The user will be rewarded with some contribution points as well as decided by some moderators.

For many beginners (including me), I think it will help a lot.

Again this is entirely my personal thought, neither I do video editing nor am I an expert in Web Development. Let me know your viewpoints as well. Also if there are any other ways to make it generic that is also good.

 
 
 
 
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I love this idea!!!

I've personally learned much more from video tutorials and find them easier to comprehend.

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If not all, then at least for the last 2-3 problems which are little difficult to understand just through editorials

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I'm not sure about this idea.

When I stream CF problems, I don't always know the intended solution and I might say something overcomplicated or sometimes simply wrong. The video content is still quite young. Let this style grow and mature, then make it official.

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    Okay, yes that is quite a valid point I did not think of. Guess will have to wait then :(

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    Nowadays, editorials are available within a few hours of the contest. So before making the video editorials, perhaps you could check to see that your approach is not overcomplicated vis-à-vis the intended solution if needed, and then make the videos. I have a feeling people wouldn't mind waiting a bit for quality content, and video editorials can provide better visualisation in some cases.

    Not to mention, if it becomes an official feature, the videos don't get lost (as mentioned by HealthyUG) and can be permanently linked to the problems, which means far more people end up watching it over time, as compared to a live stream.

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      90% of video editorials are made just after the contest (usually live) in order to quickly deliver while people are still interested.

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        Hmm, that's true...

        I guess the only solution to that is to have a video editorialist as part of the testing team then.

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Yes, definitely!! Similar to codechef where they have some students themselves preparing video solutions and they get paid i guess.